A viral tweet about a young black woman who escorted Donald Trump supporters through a tense anti-racism protest has been shared by tens of thousands of people on Twitter.
Imani Williams was one of thousands of protesters who took part in a protest to oppose the “Free Speech Rally” in the US city of Boston on Saturday.
Steve Annear, a Boston Globe reporter who covered the protest, spotted Imani’s action to protect far-right supporters and tweeted about it.
His tweet has been shared more than 25,000 times and liked more than 76,000 times. Imani’s favourite author J K Rowling has tweeted her support.
Imani, from New Haven in Connecticut, told the BBC that her action “just seemed like the right thing to do”. She said:
“I saw a confrontation happening with a Trump supporter in the middle getting escorted by two police officers. The crowd of about 30 people was swelling around them making it …